Demonstration of a Practical Low-Energy-Consumption Dehumidification Device for Shipping Containers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,980.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00189-08-P-Z023
Award Id:
82846
Agency Tracking Number:
N072-134-0271
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, 32955
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175302579
Principal Investigator:
Robert Scaringe
PI/Research Mechanical Engineer
(321) 631-3550
rps@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact:
Michael Rizzo
Controller
(321) 631-3550
mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The thrust of this proposal is to use Mainstream's proposed concept for a VC-QuaDD dehumidifier to demonstrate an innovative low-power compact dehumidification design that can be powered from alternative energy power sources including solar, wind, and even internal battery power, as well as ship-board or vehicle power. The system can also obtain power from energy scavenging devices. This proposal contains detailed calculations to support the design chosen, as well as a preliminary design of the complete first-generation prototype unit that will be experimentally demonstrated in Phase I. The proposed configuration can be used on existing 20' ISO containers, as well as smaller TriCon and QuadCon containers. This Phase I effort will prove the technical feasibility of the approach using a full-scale first-prototype configuration. Reliability, durability, and low cost will be demonstrated, as well as compatibility with existing ISO containers. The Phase I Option includes re-design (as needed), fabrication of a second-generation prototype, performance testing on a 20' ISO container, and extensive life testing (to demonstrate the ruggedness and reliability) of this compact patent-pending design. The proposal contains a commercialization plan for the shipping, marine, and industrial markets. This product fits well into Mainstream's evolving commercial products for the shipping industry.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government